Mazuri Leaf-Eater Primate Diet biscuit 5M02 is a complete life-cycle diet specially formulated to meet the needs of leaf-eating primates such as langurs and howlers. These primates are thought to require a high fiber-diet. This Leafeater Primate Diet can also be fed to other species of primates such as gorillas and orangutans when a high-fiber diet is desired.
Features and Benefits:
- Provides a variety of food fibers from fruit, vegetables, cereal and legumes
- No wheat product
- No sucrose added - Helps maintain dental health
Product Form: 5/8" x 7/8" x 2 1/2" length
|Crude Protein (not less than)||23.00%|
|Crude Fat (not less than)||5.00%|
|Crude Fiber (not more than)||14.00%|
|Ash (not more than)||8.00%|
Ingredients: Dehulled soybean meal, ground soybean hulls, ground corn, corn gluten meal, dried beet pulp, ground oats, soybean oil, dried apple pomace, dehydrated alfalfa meal, dicalcium phosphate, monocalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, salt, brewers dried yeast, flaxseed, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (vitamin C), DL-methionine, pyridoxine hydrochloride, menadione dimethylpyrimidinol bisulfite (vitamin K), choline chloride, d-alpha tocopheryl acetate (natural source vitamin E), folic acid, vitamin A acetate, tocopherols (a preservative), cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), calcium pantothenate, ferrous sulfate, biotin, nicotinic acid, thiamin mononitrate, cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12), riboflavin, zinc oxide, manganous oxide, ferrous carbonate, copper sulfate, zinc sulfate, calcium iodate, cobalt carbonate, sodium selenite.
Feeding Directions: Primates, like guinea pigs and man, require ascorbic acid in their daily diet. The stability of vitamin C varies with environmental conditions; therefor, Mazuri Leaf-Eater Primate Diet should be fed within 180 days of manufacture.
Primates generally consume about 2-4% of their body weight in food each day. Mazuri Leaf-Eater Primate Diet can be supplemented with fresh fruit and vegetables if this is desired to provide variety in the diet. Using typical fruits, vegetables, and browse, a feeding program on an "as fed" basis would consist of 60% fruits/vegetables/browse and 40% Leaf-Eater Primate Diet. Mazuri Leaf-Eater Primate Diet may be soaked in a fruit juice to soften the biscuits for infants or animals that have difficulty chewing. Fruit juice is recommended, because soaking the biscuits in water or milk more rapidly deteriorates the vitamin C. Fresh clean water should be available at all times.